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Animal conservationist slams tranquilisation of Tai Po cows Listen
An animal conservationist has questioned the way officials handle wildlife that are considered a threat to the public. Two cows spotted on a highway in Tai Po on Tuesday were tranquillised. But they later died, and officials say they may have reacted badly to the medication. Ho Loy, who chairs the Lantau Buffalo Association, says sedation should have been a last resort because it's very risky. RTHK's Annemarie Evans asked Ho what she thought of the way the government handled the animals.
'Electronics and appliances recycling efforts not enough' Listen
The government has been accused of failing to adequately promote its electrical and electronic recycling scheme. Companies are supposed to collect old appliances for free upon a new purchase. But four were fined last week for failing to provide such a service, with some even accused of charging people illegally. The executive director of Green Earth, Edwin Lau, says authorities need to step up inspection of appliance retailers. He also told Candice Wong the government needs to do more to educate people over the scheme that came into effect last year.
Former Thai princess makes prime minister bid Listen
The elder sister of the King of Thailand has submitted her name to be a prime ministerial candidate in next month's election. It's an unprecedented move in a country where the monarchy is traditionally above politics. Former Princess Ubolratana will stand for a party allied to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. RTHK's Southeast Asia correspondent Larry Jagan told Annemarie Evans that he was a bit shocked by the the announcement.